The Promise of Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning
More than magical thinking
Monday, October 22, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Organized by Sydney Sidwell, director of Education and Arts Learning, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; and Steve Shewfelt, director of Data & Research, Ingenuity, Inc.
Moderated by Sydney Sidwell, director of Education and Arts Learning, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. Presented by Pierre Lockett, executive director, Forward Momentum Chicago Pierre; Camille A. Farrington, senior research associate, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research; John Q. Easton, vice president of Programs, Spencer Foundation; and Steve Shewfelt, director of Data & Research, Ingenuity, Inc.
The potential of arts education to transform young lives is often taken as a given. However, those transformational powers are often assigned to magical thinking. The Spencer Foundation, Ingenuity, and the UChicago Consortium on School Research came together to better understand the evidence behind the claims with a new study to be published the summer of 2018. Researchers, educators, and funders will discuss the report’s findings as well as opportunities for continued exploration into the role (magical or otherwise) that the arts play in the development of students and the culture of schools.